This is a cautionary tale for those who wish to engage in politics. If you don’t play the game properly, if you don’t project a likable image, if you don’t define yourself, you risk becoming a villain. So put down that policy book and practise singing pop songs.
Then-prime minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Oct. 16, 2015, campaigning in Fredericton, N.B., The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—Not long after my wife passed away, I received a kind and thoughtful note of condolences from former prime minister Stephen Harper.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'